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Non-Dairy Foods That Are Rich in Calcium


2. Seeds

Seeds may be small, but they’re jam-packed with of essential nutrients—including calcium. Some varieties are especially rich in the mineral, including chia seeds, which contain 177 mg per ounce (approximately two tablespoons). Sesame seeds are also a great source, with 88 mg in a single tablespoon, as are poppy seeds (126 mg per tablespoon).

Amaranth, which is similar to quinoa and cooked like a grain, contains 307 mg per one cup, cooked. Teff is another alternative, and contains 123 mg in the same serving size.

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